Norway 2007

Norway 2007

Europe
Yearbook 2007 Norway. In his New Year's speech, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg explained that his government intends to be the first in the world to buy emission allowances for all government employees' flights abroad, i.e. over 20,000 trips annually. At this spring's Labor Party Congress, the Prime Minister followed up with his party planning to have reduced its carbon dioxide emissions by 10 percent by 2012 compared to 1990, far more than the Kyoto Protocol requires. By 2020, emissions should have decreased by 30 percent and by 2050 Norway will have no greenhouse gas emissions at all, according to Stoltenberg. Former UN chief Kofi Annan, who was visiting the Congress, described Stoltenberg's plan as "number one in the world" and urged all countries to follow suit. According to abbreviationfinder: NO…
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